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1 WELCOME

2 To create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. Heather Prentice Resident Services Coordinator Page Commons & Mesa Senior Meadows

3 Eat Smart, Live Strong Nutrition Education for Older Adults

4 Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit Includes four fun interactive sessions Reach Your Goals, Step by Step Challenges and Solutions Colorful and Classic Favorites Eat Smart, Spend Less By using these sessions, you can help low-income older adults adopt two key behaviors that will improve their health and quality of life: 1.Eat at least 3 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day (1 ½ cups of fruits and 2 cups of vegetables) 2.Participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week

5 Older Adults Will Benefit from Eat Smart, Live Strong The four sessions in this kit are designed for able-bodied, independent, older adults years of age. They promote specific eating and physical activity behaviors shown to improve health and well-being. The Sessions are designed to: Encourage older adults to learn new skills Provide leaders with facilitated discussions and activities that promote enjoyable, social, and interactive learning Engage older adults in activities that can encourage behavior change Assist program providers in delivering nutrition education to older adults

6 Preparing for the Eat Smart, Live Strong Sessions The kit provides you with; Session instructions Facilitation tips Space for your notes and adaptations Reusable materials for games and activities Participant handouts to copy for use during the session and to send home with participants Feedback sheets for the participants

7 The information in each session is organized in a similar way: Objectives Overview How the Sessions Encourage behavior Materials Preparation Optional Physical Activity Warm-up The Session 1.Welcome and Introduction 2.Skills-Building Activity 3.Wrap Up Optional Physical Activity Cool-Down

8 Tailoring the Sessions for Your Groups Available Space Time Multiple Sessions Group Size Participants’ Characteristics Ranges in Age and Capabilities Health Conditions and Concerns

9 Reach Your Goals, Step by Step Objectives for Session 1 Participants will be able to: Describe three benefits of eating at least 1 ½ cups of fruits and 2 cups of vegetables every day. Describe three benefits of participating in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week. State their goal for eating more fruits and vegetables and how they plan to meet the goals. State their physical activity goal and how they plan to meet the goal.

10 Session Overview  Participants have a chance to practice four simple exercises in an optional 10-minute physical activity “warm-up.” --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1b—  In the session: The group discusses the two behaviors and their benefits. --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1c-- Participants view examples of 1 cup portions of fruits and vegetables. In a food and exercise recall, participants assess their current behaviors by counting how many cups of fruit and vegetables they ate and how many minutes they were physically active. --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1c—

11 Session Overview Continued Participants set goals for eating more fruits and vegetables and for being more physically active during the upcoming week. --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1a— Goal setting: Committing to specific, realistic goals often helps people to adopt a behavior. Participants take home a weekly log to track progress toward their goals, and are invited to bring back the completed log to review at the next session. --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1a— Tracking success: The weekly log gives participants a visual toll to track their progress.

12 Session Overview Continued The leader closes this session with a brief discussion about how to overcome challenges to meet goals. Peer support: Knowing that others in the group are also trying to change their habits will motivate participants.  Participants repeat the same four simple exercises in an optional 10-minute physical activity “cool-down.” They receive a handout that visually depicts the exercises so they can do them at home. --SAMPLE INCLUDED IN HANDOUTS /1b—

13 Wrap Up Recap the main point of the session Thank participants for joining and invite them to the next session Remind participants to bring their completed weekly logs to the next session so they can report on their progress. Let participants know that their honest feedback about today’s session will help you to improve the session for the future groups. Using the Participants Feedback Sheet (Handout 1d) and/or through discussion, ask some of these question: 1.What new thing did you learn? 2.Which part of the session was most important to you? 3.Do you think goal setting will help you eat at least 3½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day? Assure participants this is not a test- and that there are no wrong answers!

14 MY PROGRAM RESULTS 1.How useful was the information you learned from this session? 0% Not at all useful 14% Somewhat 26% Useful 60% Very Useful Why or why not? Interesting, good talk, information, health reasons, good for you health, picked right fruit and veggies, I learned about food, it will help me to eat healthy. 2. Are you planning to eat more fruits and vegetables next week? 73% Yes 20% No 7% I am not sure 3.Are you planning to increase your physical activity next week? 73% Yes 20% No 7% I am not sure 4.What did you like MOST about the session? talking, games, sharing, it was fun and Heather was a good host, think more about eating better, it helps our health, it will help my health, talking about healthy food, to eat smart for my health, discussing and sharing, 5.What did you like LEAST about this session? Not playing bingo, writing, filling out this form, answering these questions, I didn’t write the fruits and veggies in the right place, no shopping today, it was all good all the time, I only can eat certain things 6.How did you hear about the Eat Smart, Live Strong session? Weekly schedule, newsletter, poster, flyer, senior center, friend, 7.In which programs do you participate? food stamp program, home delivered meals, none, commodity supplemental food program.

15 QUESTIONS? THANK YOU


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